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Useful References on Aquaria and Goldfish Culture

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Information or research assistance regarding aquaria and goldfish culture is frequently requested from the Smithsonian Institution. The following information has been prepared to assist those interested in this topic.

The publications listed below are not available from the Smithsonian Institution. They can be obtained from most large public libraries or can be requested through an interlibrary loan. Many are currently in print and can be ordered from local bookstores.

  • Allen, G.R.
    1989 Freshwater Fishes of Australia. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 240 pp.
  • Allen, G.R. and J.J. Cross
    1982 Rainbowfishes of Australia and Papua New Guinea. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 141 pp.
  • Allison, J.
    1991 Water in the Garden: A Complete Guide to the Design and Installation of Ponds, Fountains, Streams, and Waterfalls. Little, Brown, Boston. 160 pp., color illus.
  • American Goldfish Society
    1992 The Official Guide to Goldfish. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 128 pp.
  • Amano, T.
    1994 Nature Aquarium World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 183 pp. (An excellent guide to establishing beautiful freshwater aquaria.)
  • Andrews, C. (compiler)
    1991 Hobbyist Guide to Marine Fish & Invertebrates. Tetra Werke, Melle, Germany. 127 pp.(Special combined reissue of the Aquarium Digest.)
  • Andrews, C.
    1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Fish Breeding. Salamander, London. 117 pp., color illus.
    1987 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Fancy Goldfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., color illus.
    1991 Hobbyist Guide to the Natural Aquarium. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. (Special combined reissue of the Aquarium Digest International)
  • Andrews, C., and U. Baensch.
    1991 Tropical Aquarium Fish. Tetra Werke, Melle, Germany. 240 pp.
  • Andrews, C., A. Exell, and N. Carrington
    1988 The Manual of Fish Health. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ., 208 pp., color illus.
  • Axelrod, H. R.
    1973 Koi of the World: Japanese Colored Carp. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 239 pp., illus., 327 color photos.
    1993 The Most Complete Colored Lexicon of Cichlids, Every Known Cichlid Illustrated in Color. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 863 pp., color illus.
  • Axelrod, H. R., and W. E. Burgess
    1987 Saltwater Aquarium Fishes. 3rd edition. Revised edition of Salt-water Aquarium Fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 384 pp., color illus.
    1988 African Cichlids of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. 12th edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 447 pp., illus., some color.
  • Axelrod, H. R., W. E. Burgess, and B. Degen
    1991 The Atlas of Discus of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 367 pp., color illus.
  • Axelrod, H.R., W.E. Burgess, C. Emmens, N. Pronek, J. Walls, and R. Hunziker
    1987 Dr. Axelrod's Mini-Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes. Mini-edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 992 pp.
  • Axelrod, H. R., W. E. Burgess, N. Pronek, and J.G. Walls
    1991 Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes. 6th edition revised and expanded. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 1151 pp., color illus.
  • Axelrod, H., and W. Vorderwinkler
    1985 Goldfish & Koi in Your Home. revised edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 224 pp.
  • Baensch, H.A., and P.V. Loiselle
    1991 Marine Aquarist's Manual. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 288 pp., chiefly color illus.
  • Baensch, H.A., and R. Riehl
    1986 Aquarium Atlas. Natural History and Pet Books. H.A. Baensch, Melle, Germany. 992 pp.
    1993 Aquarium Atlas, Vol. 2. Natural History and Pet Books. H.A. Baensch, Melle, Germany. 1212 pp. (Not a second edition but an additional volume)
  • Baensch, U.
    1983 Tropical Aquarium Fish. Tetra Press, Melle, West Germany. 84 pp., some color illus
  • Baerends, G.P., and J. M. Baerends-Van Roon
    1950 An Introduction to the Study of the Ethology of Cichlid Fishes. Behavior. An International Journal of Comparative Ethology, Supplement 1. 1-242 pp. E.J. Brill, Leiden.
  • Barrie, A.
    1992 The Professional's Book of Koi. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 159 pp., color illus.
  • Boyd, K.W.
    1990 The Complete Aquarium Problem Solver. Tetra Press Morris Plains, NJ. 78 pp.
  • Brichard, P.
    1989 Pierre Brichard's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Tanganyika. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 544 pp., color illus.
  • Burgess, W.E.
    1978 Butterflyfishes of the World: a Monograph of the Family Chaetodontidae. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 832 pp., illus.
    1987 Corydoras and Related Catfishes: An Introduction by Dr. Warren E. Burgess. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 123 pp.
    1989 An Atlas of Freshwater and Marine Catfishes. A preliminary survey of the Siluriformes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 784 pp., color illus.
  • Burgess, W.E., and H.R. Axelrod
    1972 Pacific Marine Fishes. Books 1-8. Book 9, Fishes of Western Australia, by G.A. Allen, edited by Burgess and Axelrod; Book 10, Reef Fishes of the Indian Ocean by G.R. Allen and R.C. Steene, edited by Burgess and Axelrod.
  • Burgess, W.E., H.R. Axelrod, and R.E. Hunziker III
    1988 Dr. Burgess's Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 736 pp. illus, some color. (mainly a pictorial work)
    1991 Dr. Burgess's Mini-Atlas of Marine Aquarium Fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 1023 pp.
  • Carrington, N.
    1991 A Fishkeeper's Guide to the Healthy Aquarium. revised edition. Tetra Press, West
  • Germany. 117 pp.
  • Dawes, J.
    1989 John Dawe's Book of Water Gardens. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 191 pp., over 300 color photos and drawings.
  • Degen, B.
    1986 The Discus, King of the Aquarium. Tetra, Morris Plains, NJ. 103 pp., color illus.
  • Emmens, C.W.
    1975 The Marine Aquarium in Theory and Practice. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 208 pp., illus, some color.
    1989 A Marine Aquarium in Your Home. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 320 pp., color photos.
  • Fautin, D.G., and G. Allen
    1992 Field Guide to Anemonefishes and Their Host Sea Anemones. Western Australian Museum, Perth, WA. vii, 160 pp., color illus.
  • Ferraris, C.J.
    1991 Catfish in the Aquarium. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 199 pp., some color illus.
  • Field, N., and S. Machlis
    1987 Discovery Book for the Seattle Aquarium. revised edition. 32 pp. (elementary grades)
  • Fryer, G., and T.D. Iles
    1972 The Cichlid Fishes of the Great Lakes of Africa: their biology and evolution. Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh. xvi, 611 ppp., illus, some color.
  • Gery, J.
    1977 Characoids of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 672 pp.
  • Goldstein, R.J.
    1973 Cichlids of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 382 pp.
    1971 Diseases of Aquarium Fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 126 pp.
  • Gratzek, J.B. et al.
    1992 Fish Diseases and Water Chemistry. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 147 pp., color illus.
  • Hauser, H.
    1984 Book of Marine Fishes. Reprint . Originally, Skin Diver Magazine's Book of Fishes. Pisces Books/ Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 192 pp., some color illus.
  • Harris, J. C.
    1987 Goldfish. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 64 pp.
  • Innes, W.T.
    1966 Exotic Aquarium Fishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 446 pp. 70 color photos.
  • Iwasaki, N.
    1989 Guppies: Fancy Strains and How to Produce Them. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 144 pp., color illus.
  • James, B.
    1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Koi: comprehensive advice on maintaining and displaying these spectacular ornamental carp. Salamander Books, London, NY. 117 pp., color illus.
  • James, B.
    1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Aquarium Plants. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., chiefly color illus
  • Jonklaas, R.
    1975 Collecting Marine Tropicals. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 224 pp., illus, some color.
  • Keenleyside, M.H. (editor)
    1991 Cichlid Fishes: Behaviour, Ecology and Evolution. Fish and Fisheries Series 2. Chapman & Hall, London; Van Nostrand Reinhold, NY. 378 pp.
  • Klee, A.J.
    1987 A History of the Aquarium Hobby in America, Special Publication #1 of the American Cichlid Association. 158 pp.
  • Kobayagawa, M. (edited by W. Burgess)
    1991 The World of Catfishes. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 192 pp., color illus.
  • Konings, A.
    1990 Ad Koning's Book of Cichlids and All the Other Fishes of Lake Malawi. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 495 pp.
  • Li, Zhen
    1990 Chinese Goldfish. Revised edition. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 100 pp., 163 illus., many in color.
  • Loisell, P.V.
    1985 The Cichlid Aquarium. Tetra Press, Melle, W. Germany. 287 pp., color illus.
    1988 A Fishkeeper's Guide to African Cichlids. Tetra, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., color illus.
  • Matsui, Y., and H.R. Axelrod
    1991 Goldfish Guide. Third edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ 352 pp., color illus.
  • Mertlich, R.
    1988 Goldfish: A Complete Introduction. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ 125 pp., color illus
  • Mills, D.
    1984 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Community Fishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., some color.
    1985 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Marine Fishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., color illus.
  • Mills, D. (compiler)
    1992 A Popular Guide to Garden Ponds. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 240 pp., color illus.
  • Mills, D., D. Keeley, and T. Evans.
    1987 The Encyclopedia of the Marine Aquarium. Crescent Books, New York, NJ. 208 pp., color illus.
  • Mills, D., and G. Vevers
    1989 The Tetra Encyclopedia of Freshwater Tropical Aquarium Fishes. Revised and updated. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 208 pp., some color illus.
  • Moe, M.A.
    1992 The Marine Aquarium Handbook, Beginner to Breeder. Green Turtle Publications, Plantation, FL 318 pp. (excellent information)
  • Myers, G.S.
    1972 The Piranha Book: an account of the ill-famed piranha fishes of the rivers of tropical South America. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 128 pp.
  • Page, L.M.
    1983 Handbook of Darters. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 271 pp.
  • Penzes, B. and I. Tolg
    1986 Goldfish & Ornamental Carp. Barron's, NY. 127 pp.
  • Pinter, H.
    1986 Labyrinth Fish. Barron's, Woodbury, NY. 144 pp., some color illus.
  • Pool, D.
    1991 Hobbyist Guide to Successful Koi Keeping. TetraWerke, Melle, Germany. 112 pp., color illus.
  • Post, G.W.
    1987 Textbook of Fish Health. Revised and expanded edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 288 pp.
  • Randall, J.E.
    1983 Caribbean Reef Fishes. Revised edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 350 pp., illus, some color.
  • Rataj, K. and T. Horeman
    1977 Aquarium Plants. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 448 pp., 244 color photos.
  • Riccuiti, E.R.
    1988 The New England Aquarium. Bk. II. Faber & Faber, Winchester, MA. 96 pp.
  • Richter, Hans-Joachim
    1988 Gouramis and Other Anabantoids. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 224 pp.er,
    1989 Complete Book of Dwarf Cichlids. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 208 pp., color illus.
  • Roberts, J.
    1984 Goldfish. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 84 pp.
  • Roessler, C.
    1977 The Underwater Wilderness: Life Around the Great Reefs. Chanticleer Press, New York, NY. 319 pp., color illus.
  • Sands, D.D.
    1983 Catfishes of the World. 4 Vols. Vol. 1, Callichthyidae; Vol. 2, Mochokidae; Vol. 3, Auchenipteridae & Pimelodidae; Vol. 4, Loricardae & Doradidae, Aspredinidae. Dunure Enterprises, Ayr, Scotland.
    1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Central American Cichlids. Tetra Press, Morris Plains. 77 pp., color illus.
    1986 A Fishkeeper's Guide to African & Asian Catfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 77 pp., color illus.
    1988 A Fishkeeper's Guide to South American Catfishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., some color illus.
  • Scheel J.J.
    1968 Rivulins of the Old World. T.F.H. Publications, Jersey City, NJ. 473 pp., illus, some color.
    1990 Atlas of Killifishes of the Old World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ 448 pp., color illus.
  • Schmidt-Focke, E.
    1990 Schmidt-Focke's Discus Book. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 141 pp., color illus.
  • Scott, P.W.
    1987 A Fishkeeper's Guide to Livebearing Fishes. Tetra Press, Morris Plains, NJ. 117 pp., color illus.
  • Shulte, W.
    1988 Piranhas in the Aquarium. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 128 pp.
  • Stawikowski, R.
    1988 Die Buntbarsche der Neven Welt: Sudamerika. Edition Kernen, Essen. 288 pp., illus., some color. (Cichlidae; fishes of S. America)
  • Steene, R.C.
    1978 Butterfly and Angelfishes of the World. 1st edition in English. Aquarist revision by Hans A. Baensch. 2 Vols. Wiley, NY.
  • Sterba, G.
    1983 Lexikon der Aquaristik und Ichthyologie. (English) The Aquarium Encyclopedia. 1st MIT Press edition, Cambridge, Mass. 605 pp.
    1987 Susswasserfische der Welt. Urania-Verlag, Leipzig. 915 pp., 1425 color photos.
    1988 Aquarienkunde Urania-Verlag, Leipzig. 487 pp., illus., some color.
  • Swindells, P. and D. Mason
    1990 The Complete Book of the Water Garden. The Overlook Press, Woodstock, NY. 208 pp.
  • Teitler, N.
    1986 The ABC'S of Goldfish. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 96 pp.
  • Trewavas, E.
    1983 Tilapiine Fishes of the Genera Sarotherodon, Oreochromis, and Danakilia. British Museum (Natural History), London No. 878. 503 pp., illus.
  • Untergasser, D.
    1988 Handbook of Fish Diseases. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 160 pp., color photos.
  • Vierke, J.
    1986 Vierke's Aquarium Book. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 352 pp.
    1988 Bettas, Gouramis and Other Anabantoids: Labyrinth Fishes of the World. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 192 pp., color illus.
    1988 Dwarf Cichlids. 2nd English edition. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 158 pp., color illus.
    1991 Your Home Aquarium. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune, NJ. 144 pp., color illus.
  • Voss, J.
    1980 Color Patterns of African Cichlids. T.F.H. Publications, Neptune City, NJ. 125 pp., color illus.
  • Wieser, K.H., and P.V. Loiselle)
    1992 Your Garden Pond: Practical Tips on Planning, Design, Installation and Maintenance. 7th edition. Tetra Press, Melle, West Germany. 136 pp., color illus.
  • Wildekamp, R.H.
    1993 A World of Killies, Atlas of the Oviparous Cyprinodontiform Fishes of the World. Volume one. Special Publication of the American Killifish Association. 312 pp.
  • Zupanc, G.
    1985 Fish and Their Behavior: How Fishes Live, specially written for aquarists. Preface by Arthur Davis Hasler. Tetra, Melle, West Germany. 188 pp., color illus.

PERIODICALS

  • Aquarist & Pondkeeper: Subscriptions available from Aquarist & Pondkeeper, 9 Tufton Street, Ashford, Kent TN23 1Qn England.
  • Aquarium Fish Magazine: Published bimonthly; subscriptions available from Aquarium Fish Magazine, Subscription Department, P.O. Box 484, Mt. Morris, Illinois 61054-0484. Telephone: 815-734-6083.
  • Das Aquarium: in German. For a subscription, write to Birgit Schmettkamp, Verlag, Postfach 31 62, W 5303 Bornheim 3, Germany. Telefon (022 27) 15 57.
  • DATZ - Aquarien Terrarien: In German. For a subscription, write to Verband Deutscher Vereine fuer Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde Verlag Eugen Ulmer GmbH Postfach 700561, Wollgrasweg 41, 7000 Stuttgart 70, Germany. Telefon 0711-4507-0.
  • Freshwater and Marine Aquarium: Published monthly; orders for subscriptions are to be sent to P.O. Box 487, Sierra Madre, California 91025. Telephone: 818-365-1476.
  • TI-Magazin-Aquaristik, Terraristik, Naturgarten, Lebensraume: in German, 4 times per yr., VSB-Verlagsservice Braunschweig GmbH, Georg-Westermann-Allee 66, Postfach 4738, 38037 Braunschweig, Germany.
  • Tropical Fish Hobbyist: Published monthly; subscriptions available from T.F.H. Publications, One TFH Plaza, Neptune City, New Jersey 07753. Telephone: 908-988-8400.

 


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